Watching the Jets with a Legend
Joe Klecko, "Jetman" and Kevin Williams (Townsquare Media NJ)
After another spectacular fall weekend it does look like the unseasonable stretch of warm fall weather is about to come to an end which will help those dealing with what I call “fashion dilemma.”
In this case that’s where you have put away your summer clothes only to find your fall wardrobe doesn’t really go well with 75 degree days. It’s pretty easy for guys like me who keep several pairs of shorts in my closet until the first snowfall but it’s a tougher challenge for women who find themselves overdressed in sweaters and boots.
Don’t worry days in the 50s are coming real soon.
Odds are if you don’t have a child who plays year-round basketball or soccer you have not been to Sportika in Manalapan. I was at the indoor sports complex yesterday representing our Shore Sports Network as part of a Jets versus Dolphins viewing party featuring former Jet great Joe Klecko.
I was blown away by the 170,000 square foot facility which has 7 full basketball courts, a turf field for soccer, baseball & softball, event rooms, classrooms and more as part of their three sports academies involving some 1,000 families. Sportika only opened seven months ago but is quickly becoming a popular destination for many.
The Toms River South boys soccer team has achieved quite a bit of success the last few years under Coach Ed Leibe and for the second time in three years find themselves in the semifinals of the Shore Conference Tournament. The Indians stunned top-seed CBA Saturday in a shootout, getting some huge saves from sophomore goalie Jalen Folsom to pull off the upset.
Tonight at 7 p.m. they face Ocean on their home field as Ocean is the host site for both the boys and girls semifinals and finals. In the opening semi at 5 p.m. it will be Jackson Memorial against Holmdel.
It was a disappointing weekend for Yankee fans as they could not finish off the Astros and lost the ALCS in seven games. While Houston gets ready for the World Series the Yanks turn their attention to 2018 and among their offseason moves is to decide whether or not to offer Todd Frazier a contract as the third baseman is eligible to become a free agent.
As it usually does in professional sports at the end of the day it will come down to money.